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Poster: CompSurfahV2 Date: Mar 25, 2009 2:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: A show of hands...

Spring Tour '09...
Which show(s) will you be attending?

4-19-09 DCU Center, Worcester, MA

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Poster: BongWzrd Date: Mar 25, 2009 10:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A show of hands...

05-04 and 05-05 Chicago

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 25, 2009 7:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A show of hands...

Out.

Sorry--not sure if you wanted to hear from "no" voters...

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Poster: Mu-tron Date: Mar 25, 2009 7:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A show of hands...

Albany, Woosta x2, and Buffalo. I told myself I was only gonna go to one. Oh well.

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Poster: KILLERGREENBUD Date: Mar 25, 2009 8:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A show of hands...

I will be in my basement with my bong and so 68-74 live dead,, have fun at the shows folks

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Mar 25, 2009 10:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A show of hands...

Not I. I've seen the guys over 50 times, starting in 76. I have been completely underwhelmed. As a pure concert going experience goes, I'm sure that it will be great, but how could it even hold a candle?

I would love to be wrong, but don't think I am.

That being said, I hope all that attend enjoy.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 25, 2009 10:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A show of hands... for this?

paging Adam Ant.... Time to break out the hairspray and mascara...

It's 'True': Spandau Ballet to reform
Iconic 1980s glam pop band Spandau Ballet to reform for world tour

Band will play together for first time in 20 years in Dublin on October 13

Spandau Ballet's sound, style and attitude came to define the 1980s

Band split in 1989; several members unsuccessfully sued songwriter Gary Kemp
LONDON, England (CNN) -- "Why do I find it hard to write the next line?" If you recognize the lyric then brace yourself for some good news.

Twenty years since their acrimonious split, Spandau Ballet -- the pin-up boys who helped shaped the sound of 1980s glam pop -- have announced the first dates of what band members say will be a full world tour.

The fronted by Tony Hadley-fronted band, who enjoyed worldwide success with hits such as "True" and "Gold," will launch their comeback in Dublin, Ireland, on October 13 before playing seven dates across the UK.

Wednesday's announcement took place onboard HMS Belfast, a retired Royal Navy moored in the Thames that was the scene of a key early gig by the band in 1980 that launched them on the road to global stardom.

"It is impossible to stress too highly how achingly fashionable Spandau Ballet were in the winter of 1979 and the summer of 1980," GQ magazine editor Dylan Jones writes in a biography of the band.

Formed at a London school in 1979, Spandau Ballet went on to sell 25 million records worldwide, emerging out of the post-punk "New Romantic" music scene.

Along with fellow British band Duran Duran, their sound, style and attitude came to define an era dominated by ostentatious glamour, gold lame suits and big hair.

"Not only did their albums sell by the millions, but their look and style impacted on the fashion world and beyond," said a press release, summing up the band's influence on the decade.

"They created their own style, combining creativity with entrepreneurship and the 'can do' spirit of early 80s youth at a time of crisis and upheaval eerily reminiscent of 2009. Spandau Ballet are both commercially and culturally enormous."

Following the band's split in 1989, several members including Hadley unsuccessfully sued main songwriter Gary Kemp for a larger share of songwriting royalties.

Since then, Hadley has appeared in the London production of the hit musical "Chicago" and also won an 80s revivalist reality TV show "Reborn in the USA." Several other members of the band have carved out moderately successful acting careers.



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Poster: dilcurrie Date: Mar 25, 2009 11:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A show of hands... for this?

i live 30 miles from dublin and i wont be bothering!

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Poster: Dead Surfer Date: Mar 25, 2009 12:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A show of hands... for this?

None-no Jerry,no Brent,no way but I hope you have fun at the shows.

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Poster: Ole Uncle John Date: Mar 26, 2009 5:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Have fun though!

I have zero interest in going to see them anymore.

Saw the Jerryless Futhur Festival in 96 and realized it was all over for me.

I hope all who go have a blast, especially those who may have arrived too late to experience the GD.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Mar 27, 2009 4:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have fun though!

ole john, considering the lineup in '96 I don't blame you, I saw the show that year at the Shoreline & I was underwhelmed. I think that was even before The Other Ones..like...Ratdog & Friends(?) I'll have to check.
Anyway, the scene was enjoyable. It was definitly worth the price of a ticket to see some post-Garcia New Year Shows and Phil & Friends @ 1999>2001.

Dammit Jerry! All that talent & cash and you could'nt make health a priority! He chose his path and died in the process. Of course we'll all die of something, but health is somewhat in ones own sphere of control. 52yrs old is way too young to check out, if you can help it.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 25, 2009 12:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A show of hands... for this?

Come on! Don't you want to see the lovely ladies that turn out for this - close to 30 odd years later?

Saving my bucks for that Banarama/Kid Creole & The Coconuts reunion tour (they might play a state fair with Flock of Seagulls).

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Poster: dilcurrie Date: Mar 25, 2009 1:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A show of hands... for this?

that is frightening thought - im saving my euros for nofx and frank turner and maybe some of the other oldies crossing the pond this summer

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Poster: dilcurrie Date: Mar 25, 2009 1:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A show of hands... for this?

frank turners actually on the same night - probably a much better punt

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 25, 2009 1:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A show of hands... for this?

David Byrne Dispels Talking Heads Reunion Rumors


The rumor mills have been spinning with talk of a possible Talking Heads reunion, but it looks like David Byrne has dispelled these hopeful thoughts. Sorry Talking Heads fans, but it looks like you’ll be more likely to see Byrne twirling around in a tutu on stage these days, than seeing him team up with his former band anytime soon.

In response to an interview with Metro, Byrne said “I’m not keen and it’s unlikely to happen. I don’t need the money badly enough.” Talking Heads haven’t been on stage together since 2002 when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame.

The band split up in 1991, and Byrne has been busy with numerous side projects since, including his record label Luaka Bop and most recently, his collaboration with New York dance trio Brazilian Girls on “Losing Myself” — Byrne’s third hip-hop/dance collab of 2009 according to Rolling Stone.

Byrne will be taking the stage in June as one of the headliners for this year’s Bonnaroo music festival, so if you need your Talking Heads fix, don’t worry. Byrne will most likely be taking your mind on a classically conceptual “Head trip” — adorned with tutus and props galore.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 25, 2009 3:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A show of hands... for this?

Crap.

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Poster: shorthopper88 Date: Mar 25, 2009 7:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A show of hands...

I used to be pissed about the high prices of this tour...but ive since changed my mind, there actually not that bad if you compare them to some of the other major tour acts now days. NOW IM SUPER EXCITED, never seen the grateful dead live, and this is the next best thing,and warren haynes is pretty awsome, don't gimme that "well, without Jerry..." crap. Anyways, to answer your question,

Times Union Center, Albany NY

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Poster: GennyBenni Date: Mar 25, 2009 6:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A show of hands...

Hey I'm going to that too! It makes me sad that so many people here aren't into it anymore, but if I was alive early enough to see Jerry in his prime I might feel similarly. One of my professors was a deadhead and he isn't going... What a shame, it would have been great to see him there. (He lives in Albany.)

Anyway... Love to everyone!

Times Union Center, Albany NY

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 25, 2009 8:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A show of hands...

"well, without Jerry..." I won't be paying. Sorry, but if you think it's crap to not feel that the fat man's absence leaves a little to be desired, I'm not going to try and convince you otherwise. I may bump into rasta at shoreline if someone takes me but I'll most likely sit on the sidelines. I hope they and the fans have a blast, but there's many other things I have way more interest in these days (and a better use for limited funds - like Leonard Cohen in a theatre on April 13th).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbeItR8NTks

This post was modified by bluedevil on 2009-03-25 15:23:15

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Poster: shorthopper88 Date: Mar 25, 2009 1:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A show of hands...

I can totally understand what your saying, and i know their are a lot of people that agree with you.
in my opinion, the grateful dead's music can and definitely does live on through other musicians. Jerry did some amazing things, and now he serves as an inspiration to other musicians creating new music.

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Poster: jackstraw86 Date: Mar 25, 2009 6:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A show of hands...

I'm out. Regardless of the price (which seems prohibitively high), for me, the magic's just not there anymore and hasn't been since 95 or earlier.

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Poster: edgehead 2 Date: Mar 25, 2009 9:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A show of hands...

I'm hitting Denver but it's a solo outing. My wife has to be out of town that week so spending $115 instead of $230 made the purchase a little easier. However, the ticket price is revolting. And the scalpers can suck my balls.

Still, I'm a little worried that this tour is going to be a let down. I'm afraid that "it" just won't be there. I'm worried that the volume will be too low and the jams too meandering. I'm worried that Warren is going to just walk through crucial melodies. I have feeling that this show would be much better off at the Fillmore than the Pepsi Center. I'm going because this music is very important to me and I’ve been going this long, why stop now. How many more opportunities will we have to see these guys? It's always been a give and take. I just hope they give their all. e

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Mar 25, 2009 5:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A show of hands...

None.....Too pricey fo me.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Mar 25, 2009 5:23am
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I'll scalp me a ticket at the shoreline in may

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Poster: Miss Divine Date: Mar 26, 2009 3:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A show of hands...

No UK shows so I'm out.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 26, 2009 10:41am
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Besides, we have other plans.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 26, 2009 11:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A show of hands...

So, Master Tell. I don't think I'd realized before that Ms D was in the UK.


With me.


Bwah hah hah hah!!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 26, 2009 12:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A show of hands...

Oh, yeah--that was where the whole chaperone thing came in...and I think that is part of my fascination...don't get any ideas, I know you well enough to eliminate any fascination infatuation.

But, now I realize that kluing you in may have been a big mistake! Damn--better get my game together...this could get rough. At least I know Dire won't be looking to invade any cross pond pastures (well, and if so, he'll be enamored of all of bessie's ancestors and their cute [?] accents no doubt).

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Poster: Miss Divine Date: Mar 27, 2009 1:06am
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Sorry rob, but William asked first.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 27, 2009 2:31am
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Yes, I know. I just like to tease the old man now and then.

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Poster: waynecs Date: Mar 25, 2009 3:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A show of hands...

MSG and both Spectrum shows for sure.
MAYBE DC and 1 of the Meadowlands shows too.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Mar 25, 2009 8:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A show of hands...

none, but I wish them well and hope they sound good

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Mar 25, 2009 8:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A show of hands...

My office is within walking distance of one of the earliest stops, but I'm not going. No ill will, just absolutely zero interest. Nothing wrong with a fat payday, but to me this really has absolutely nothing to do with the Grateful Dead as I knew it. As I've said before, Jerry may not have been the Grateful Dead all by himself, but for me there's simply no Dead without him (Grateful or otherwise). I hope everyone who goes has a blast, but I can literally think of a dozen things I'd rather be doing that night.

A thread here a few weeks back sort of summed it up nicely; this tour doesn't seem to be registering with everybody. I count myslef among those who still absolutely love the music of the Grateful Dead but have no real enthusiasm for the current doings of the former members or whatever remains of the scene.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Mar 26, 2009 11:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A show of hands...

i'll second the "well said"

no interest, done with the scene, saw the last couple of tours and was underwhelmed (but still had fun), just not worth the quid.

plus, i dont want to run into any of you losers who frequent this forum!!

;)

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Poster: jackstraw86 Date: Mar 25, 2009 2:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A show of hands...

You nailed it skuzzlebutt. Well stated.

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Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: Mar 25, 2009 10:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A show of hands...

Well, you can tell that the vocal majority on this forum don't see the value in going. I for one am going to the Shoreline 5/10 show. I don't have much baggage from previous conceptions of what a GD concert was like, since I only saw them 4 times in the 88-90 timeframe. However, I'm not expecting the show to be anything like the great shows of the past that I get to enjoy at the archive.

For me, given my interest in the songs and the cast of characters (even without Jerry), I figure the $41 lawn ticket is worth it. Heck I spent that much to see Jack Johnson a few years ago, and I wassn't that into his music. It's simply a night's entertainment, and I expect I'll enjoy it.